By J.D. Tuccille, Reason Government officials who wield land grabs to pick economic winners and losers now want to use them to kill disfavored businesses. In 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled that it’s constitutional for government officials to use eminent domain to steal private property and […]
Yang was always weak on Israel/Palestine. ANDREW YANG UNITES THE LEFT! Everyone from Vaush to Kyle Kulinski to Virgil Texas to Chelsea Manning to Abby Martin to Aaron Mate to Ryan Knight to Eddie Huang to David Doel is calling out Andrew Yang over an extremely offensive Tweet […]
These estimates sound a bit low. By Chris Uggen, Ryan Larson, Sarah Shannon, and Arleth Pulido-Nava, Sentencing Project 5.2 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. In the past 25 years, half the states […]
There is hope. By Domenico Matanaro, National Public Radio More Americans voted in 2020 than in any other presidential election in 120 years. About 67% of eligible voters cast ballots this year, but that still means a third did not. That amounts to about 80 million people who […]
By Billy Binion, Reason Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid. Officers with Maryland’s Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) allegedly executed an illegal no-knock raid against the wrong residence, assaulting […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to fuel shortages popping up across the country following a cyberattack.
Team Rising weighs in polling that reveals a majority of Republicans believe a third political party is needed.
Ideologies are the new religions. Subcultures and interest group affiliations are the new tribes. Krystal laments the lack of class politics in the US but class politics doesn’t happen in a society fragmented into warring tribes. Saager laments the 70 million who didn’t vote. Are non-voters a macro-tribe […]
Good riddance to another fraudster. Fmr national press secretary to Bernie Sanders & co-host of The Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, weighs in on Elizabeth Warren’s new book and her plans to run for re-election in 2024.
This is like when Nelson Rockefeller was running for office in the 1950s and described “the average guy making about $100,000 a year.” Krystal Ball demonstrates how “wealth serving wealth has nearly shut working class people out of politics.”
So Fauci is a Fraudci? Only what some of us have been saying for the whole time this pandemic has been going on. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony on the Covid-19 response.
Vaush & Shoe0nHead discuss her old videos about Feminism. Shoe0nHead talks about how she doesn’t have an issue with feminism overall she just criticized certain aspects of ‘pop-feminism’
By Peter Billington Seven North East Lancashire men fought as International Brigade volunteers during the Spanish Civil War. Four came from Burnley, two from Nelson and one from Colne. Two were killed in action, four served with great distinction and one deserted. The pamphlet looks at the North […]
There are three different parts of the world that provide some indication of what the future of the USA will look like. Increasingly, our educated, managerial classes and elites are moving toward the social norms of Western Europe (e.g. support for gay marriage is regarded as the hallmark […]
By Joel Kotkin, American Mind The national consciousness regresses to the level of the toddler, casting everything in stark terms of good and bad. “We are here to guide public opinion, not to discuss it.” Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, 1804 By the calendar, the American republic is mature, but […]
If you think democracy is broken, here’s an idea: let’s replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials — a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of […]
As I have recently said, look for an eventual shift away from “defund the police” rhetoric (which is already fading) toward a renewed emphasis on “law and order” in response to rising crime rates, and with a move toward the creation of a national police force, which will […]
Anarchist News It’s not a novel idea, for today large projects aimed to rebuild the world are in decline. In the twentieth century, the powerful movements mobilized millions of people to storm political Olympus and start “great construction projects”. But during the last century, they have gone bankrupt […]
Team Rising discusses reporting that reveals Donald Trump’s campaign hid unfavorable polling from members of the GOP.
By Andrew Bacevich, The American Conservative In President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, military issues figured as an afterthought. Yet implicit in his presentation was a potential shift in basic U.S. policy from activism to restraint. The central purpose of American military power, he announced, […]
–President Joe Biden’s approval rating climbs further, now to 63%, buoyed by high approval for Biden’s handling of the pandemic, and the economy
By CLG News Editor, Lori Price 4 May 2021 This morning, I received an unsubscribe request from a long-time reader of the CLG newsletter. They wrote: I think you turned on the left and Democrats –Somewhere along the line, you switched sides. I once preferred your e-mails because […]
Late Night Stream With Norm Finkelstein
He’s probably okay for mayor of NYC but keep him away from the presidency. Andrew Yang’s recent dehumanizing and pandering statements (https://twitter.com/kthalps/status/13…) in support of Israel as it engages in ethnic cleansing have rightfully earned him criticism. But, as Abby Martin already pointed out, Yang has a history […]
“She seemed real.”
Abby Martin explores what’s missing from coverage of Biden’s announcement of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Iran’s supposed threat to the U.S. is a scam Israel and its lobby promote to change the subject from Palestine
By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss Some day historians will scratch their heads over the fact that for the better part of 20 years U.S. presidents were engaged as a leading foreign policy question in how to restrain Iran, a small country half the world away that has not attacked […]
By Whitney Webb, Unlimited Hangout Facebook’s growing role in the ever-expanding surveillance and “pre-crime” apparatus of the national security state demands new scrutiny of the company’s origins and its products as they relate to a former, controversial DARPA-run surveillance program that was essentially analogous to what is currently […]
By Alan McLeod, MROnline riginally published: FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) (April 9, 2021) | In an earlier piece (FAIR.org, 3/3/21), we explored some country case study examples of how the press helps to manufacture consent for regime change and other U.S. actions abroad among left-leaning audiences, […]
By Mark Miller, Ancient-Origins The Tuscarora tribe numbered an estimated 25,000 in some 24 villages, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia and North Carolina to the Shenandoah River and the Appalachian Mountains. Their numbers and territory were greatly reduced after contact with British colonists. Eventually the Tuscarora […]
By Marion Solletty, Politico Global inequality is so significant that the eight richest billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population combined, NGO Oxfam said Monday. In a report released ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the charity estimated the funds available to the eight […]
By Jan Fichtner, Eelke Heemskerk, Javier Garcia-Bernardo, The Conversation A fundamental change is underway in stock market investing, and the spin-off effects are poised to dramatically impact corporate America. In the past, individuals and large institutions mostly invested in actively managed mutual funds, such as Fidelity, in which […]
The Next Web Exploring other worlds and moving humans onto the Moon and Mars may seem foolish in light of the significant challenges we face as a species. On the surface, it might seem superfluous to bring humans to the Moon and start living on Mars, while hunger, […]
Social democracy vs. Breadtube
Team Rising weighs in on a proposal in California that would give residents tax rebates of up to $1,100.
Team Rising discusses claims by the GOP that President Biden is “proving to be a detriment to getting mothers back to work.”
Journalist, Glenn Greenwald, discusses where the US State Department stands on Palestinian right to self-defense.
Krystal Ball details new research on how psychedelics could transform treatment for patients suffering from mental illness.
Saagar Enjeti gives his thoughts on the selection of Susan Hennessey to head the NSA at the Department of Justice.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to news that a Bengal Tiger is on the loose in a Houston, TX neighborhood.
From the patterns that I have observed, it seems to me that more is going on here than mere capitulation to political fads. It looks like they are deliberately trying to push people out of the armed forces that are not likely to be ideologically loyal (e.g. southern […]
By Andrew Jacobs, New York Times It’s been a long, strange trip in the four decades since Rick Doblin, a pioneering psychedelics researcher, dropped his first hit of acid in college and decided to dedicate his life to the healing powers of mind-altering compounds. Even as anti-drug campaigns […]
By Chris Ealham This is a study of social protest and repression in one of the twentieth century’s most important revolutionary hotspots. It explains why Barcelona became the undisputed capital of the European anarchist movement and explores the sources of anarchist power in the city. It also places […]
By German Lopez, Vox The homicide rate is significantly up in American cities. Here are some explanations for why. As if the Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, America is also seeing a surge in homicides this year. A new report, by the Council on Criminal Justice, found homicides […]
From Sean Gabb. I think Sean may be understating it a bit. In the US, even the military, homeland security, and intelligence agencies are involved. We now have CIA propaganda talking about intersectionality. Meanwhile, anti-terrorism laws and state surveillance are being strengthened.
Well, if we must have state-capitalism.
“Oppressed Princeton graduates and tenured professors of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your neurosis! I’m more privileged than literally 99.999999999% of all the people who ever lived but I’m oppressed because someone was rude to me when I was a student at one of […]
Maybe if employers paid more, they would have more applicants from people who didn’t view working for them as a waste of time. Who wants to bother working for $8 bucks an hour, 25 hours a week at Wal-Mart with no benefits? You could do better being an […]
US Coast Guard fires 30 warning shots at ‘unsafe & unprofessional’ Iranian military ships during flotilla encounter – Pentagon
Russia Today Late last month, the US Fifth Fleet said in a statement that Iranian vessels had come within 68 yards (204 feet) of the USS Firebolt patrol boat and another American ship in the Persian Gulf, north of the Strait of Hormuz. According to the statement, the […]
By Ed “Once Upon A Time” Miles, Crixeo Recently, the transnational feminist movement has taken up the struggle against debt as a banner of struggle as part of the dynamics of the feminist strike. Around the world, we have said, “We want ourselves alive and debt-free!” (Argentina), “It […]